Program on Parkinson Disease in Negaunee

From the Michigan Parkinson Foundation:

A special program focusing on Parkinson Disease (PD) will be held in Negaunee, MI on Monday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This program has been planned by the Michigan Parkinson Foundation Support Groups across the Upper Peninsula (currently in Calumet, Escanaba, Ironwood and Negaunee) to help people affected by PD stay abreast with the latest information about PD management and research.

Parkinson Disease is a slowly progressive neurological degenerative disease that affects approximately 30,000 people in Michigan.  There currently is no cure, but symptoms can successfully be controlled for many years with proper treatment including medications, rehabilitation therapies, and in some cases, with surgery.  Drs. Goudreau and LeWitt are renowned experts in treatment, education and research.  It is being demonstrated that exercise significantly affects people with PD as well.  This program brings to the area an update on advances in research and management to help people with PD and their families participate actively in their care.

The event will take place at the Negaunee Senior Center (401 Jackson Street) in Negaunee. RSVP’s are encouraged, as a light lunch will be served.  There is no fee to attend.  Contact the Michigan Parkinson Foundation at (248) 433-1011 or (800) 852-9781

The program will feature:

  • Glen Ackerman, MD, Neurologist:  Associate Professor of Neurology, Michigan State University School of Human Medicine and School of Osteopathic Medicine; Director of Clinical Operations, Movement Disorders Clinic, Michigan State University; Member, MPF Professional Advisory Board
  • Richard Berchou, Pharm.D. R. Ph., Pharmacist:  Wayne State University School of Medicine; Member, MPF Professional Advisory Board
  • Nancy Knitter, Facilitator, Rochester Support Group and Care Partner:  Board Member, Michigan Parkinson Foundation
  • Kip Hartman, D.PT, Physical Therapist:  Owner, Active Physical Therapy, Marquette